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Back To Basics

Back To Basics

The Fifth Annual Not-So-Simple Living Fair at the Boonville Fairgrounds saw an avid throng of attendees. The event is hugely popular and crucial to a growing and widely diverse demographic…

The Ketchup Kaper

“It was all over a bottle of ketchup — this alleged shooting — along with some missing cheese and beer,” Public Defender Linda Thompson told the jury. “Now, my client,…

Dredges From A Reporter’s Notebook

Slow week at the County Courthouse last week. In recent years we’ve had some riveting murder trials in the summertime, but this year, so far, the most sensational murder, that…

Another One

Another wifebeater was in court this week. There seem to be armies of them out there. Used to be the woman’s male relatives took care of the beater. Anymore, it’s…

But She Said I Didn’t Do It

Tyler Elza was shocked when his jury took only an hour to tell him he was a woman-beating son of a bitch. Elza couldn’t believe it. Hell, the woman had…

Simpson Lane Chivalry

Bryan Kann was so amped on methamphetamine that it would be whole days and many lost nights before he could sleep. And there was nothing at all to do but…

Scary Story Deuce

Scary Story Deuce

All the defense had to do was stipulate, a fancy word for ‘admit,’ to the prior DUIs in the Joan Rainville case and make the prosecution prove Rainville had assaulted…

Camry Or Cannonball?

Camry Or Cannonball?

Is a vehicle a deadly weapon? Or is it just a big, benign baby carriage? Depends on how it’s used. This is the question in the case against Joan E.…

Final Arguments

The check fraud case against Christopher Mulcahy continued to crawl through Judge Behnke’s court last week with all the drama of a snail’s progress through a vegetable patch. Late in…

Brutocao Embezzlement Case Plods On, Jurors Doze

A third week of testimony that only a Scottish banker could follow without falling asleep was lowlighted by close scrutiny of the many checks and other documents defendant Chris Mulcahy…

Bacchus v. Lucre

Bacchus v. Lucre

The story of Brutocao Family wine fortune — available on their website — follows the classic early immigrant trajectory of struggle over multiple generations until at long last the good…

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